Charles Spencer in Ely

Wednesday 4th October

  • Venue St Mary's Church, St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4HF
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
  • Price range £6 - 7
Image of Charles Spencer

In To Catch a King, this gripping, action-packed, true adventure story, Charles Spencer retells the epic story of Prince Charles, son of the executed Charles 1st, when he  returned from Holland to fight for his throne. Facing certain death if caught, Charles relied upon a patchwork of hiding places, including, famously, the oak tree still commemorated in pub names all over the country. Many of the hiding places  had evolved to hide Catholics from lethal persecution and now, in the 1650s, they saved the life of a king. We remember with great pleasure  Earl Spencer’s last visit to Ely, and can’t wait to hear him talk about this  gripping, page-turning, but historically scrupulous,  look at one of the best-known periods of our history – appropriately, right next door to Oliver Cromwell’s family home!

Book places

Collect before the day £6

These specially reduced event book vouchers must be collected from the bookshop before Wednesday 4th October.

Collect on the day £7

These event book vouchers can be collected at any time, including on the door of the event.

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Pricing explanation

Meeting people at the bookshop is the best part of being a bookseller, so the discounted price for collection in advance is a little incentive for you to come and visit us before the day of the event itself!

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.